BUIES CREEK – A trio of Campbell Business students joined peers and faculty from more than 20 other universities and colleges in Black Mountain, N.C. recently for the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Ignite Retreat. The students interacted with a team of expert facilitators to explore ways to apply business models to ideas geared towards generating social improvement and community change.
Two days prior to attending the retreat, Kelly Ruth Fuqua and Daphanie Doane, student officers within the Campbell University Social Entrepreneurship Club and Campbell Business students, hosted the club’s third semi-annual “Campbell SOUP” micro grant pitch competition for Harnett County organizations at Lynch Auditorium. Ironically, while at the Ignite Retreat they connected with Kayana Sessoms, a Sullivan Foundation facilitator, that had previously won a SOUP pitch competition in Detroit, home of the SOUP competition.
While at Ignite, Fuqua and Doane sought to capture the retreat for a project via the phone app Google Cardboard Camera. Their project was lauded and championed by Spud Marshall, leader of the retreat.
In addition to Fuqua and Doane, Campbell Business 4+1 MBA student Joseph Furtick also attended, as well as eight students from other colleges within the university. The university was also represented at the faculty portion of the retreat by Campbell Business librarian and Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Fellow Dan Maynard, as well as biology professor Dr. John Bartlett.